Some projects take a lot longer than others. The good ones. The great ones. They take more time.
On March 14th of 2019, nearly a year after we first started work on Octave Records’ studio, we acquired the analog mixing console of Neil Young and memorialized its installation with this video. That mixing console, along with quite a lot of other one-of-a-kind recording gear makeup Octave Studios and mastering labs.
Fast forward to today, June 12, 2020, and we are finally ready to officially launch Octave Records—a passion project to keep great recordings alive and to honor and support musicians.
Octave’s mission is simple:
Respect musicians by paying them fairly, and respect their music by bringing it to life in the highest-quality possible.
Our first release is ready. We are honored to have famed pianist Don Grusin (brother of Dave Grusin) to kick off Octave. Our first release, Out of Thin Air, is a collection of Don’s brilliant compositions, captured live by former Telarc engineer Robert Friedrich and our own head of Octave Records, mastering engineer Gus Skinas.
The music’s fresh and inventive, the sound is irresistible.
We have a limited edition run of a 2-disc package containing an Austrian gold-pressed dual-layer SACD (with pure DSD and CD) that can be played in any transport, plus a second DVD data disc with high-resolution PCM and pure single rate DSD for copying to your computer or server.
We’re not doing downloads for this premier launch. The discs are available while they last to anyone, anywhere in the world.
Definitely grab a copy and help us launch Octave Records.